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Gas Buddy: pump prices likely to start heading higher soon

Gas prices are likely to start heading up again shortly, that from GasBuddy.com, which tracks pump prices across the country.  Average prices in the region ...
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Republican Primary Election Returns

George Allen has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, getting about two thirds of the vote in yesterday's primary. Jamie Radtke ran a distant ...
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What to tell neighbors if you want to bring in backyard chickens

Salem appears ready to join the list of cities and towns allowing chickens in the yards of single-family homes. Initial approval came Monday night after ...
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Roanoke giving bike riders more options

Downtown Roanoke is trying to become more bicycle friendly.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on some recent changes ...
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High water, stranded hikers, and a 12-hour rescue

Almost three dozen rescue personnel worked through the night to bring three stranded hikers to safety in southwest Roanoke County. Heavy rains raised Bottom Creek, ...
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Virginia high school students weigh in on bullying, drugs and alcohol

The results are in from the Virginia Youth Survey of high school students.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on what teenagers are saying about drugs and ...
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UVA president’s resignation likely connected to growing public higher...

The sudden resignation of University of Virgina President Teresa Sullivan appears connected to a larger debate increasingly facing state-funded colleges and universities, a debate with ...
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Lightning threat forces delay in I-81 nighttime detours

The threat of lightning tonight is causing a delay in this week's planned detours this week on Interstate 81.  Whenever they begin, these nighttime detours ...
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Leading Republicans receive “Epic Fail” rating from Roanoke Tea...

The Roanoke Tea Party has come out with candidate ratings ahead of tomorrow's GOP primary.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on the race in the 6th ...
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McDonnell comments ignite drone debate

Governor McDonnell has raised the ire of many civil liberties groups by suggesting state and local law enforcement agencies might find useful purposes for unmanned ...
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Former budget victims return to I-81: safety patrols

VDOT is bringing back safety service patrols to Interstate 81 in our region along with some other heavily-traveled highways like I-581. They're the white trucks ...
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Fiddlefest organizers hope to bring back the bluegrass next year

This was supposed to be opening night for Roanoke's annual Fiddlefest, but organizers cancelled it three weeks ago, citing a decline in sponsorship revenue. At ...
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NEW REPORT: Goodwill’s economic impact in 2011

A report commissioned by the Virginia Goodwill Network shows just how big of an economic impact Goodwill Industries of the Valleys had on the area ...
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Former Bedford County supervisor charged with embezzlement, money launderin...

State Police say former Bedford County Supervisor Tony Ware faces sevens counts each of embezzlement and money laundering. Here is the full news release: Salem, ...
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New voter ID law will not affect Tuesday GOP primary

Virginia's new voter ID law will not change eligibility standards for next week's Republican primary. The changes take effect July 1st -- once the Department ...
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“Let’s Do Lunch” for a good cause

The League of Older Americans is taking orders for its "Let's Do Lunch" event on Friday, June 15. LOA Nutritions Programs Director Michele Daley says ...
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Senate race expected to be close all the way to November

Wednesday's Quinnipiac University poll showed a virtual tie in the race for U.S. Senate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen.  A local political analyst ...
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Roanoke small business presented statewide honors

A big award for a Roanoke small business, one that has grown from start-up to more than 40 employees in six years -- much of ...
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Prominent VA pols react to Wisconsin recall results

Governor McDonnell takes issue with suggestions that campaign funds made the difference in yesterday's Wisconsin recall election. And the Democrat considered most likely to run ...
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D-Day Memorial to add sailor’s name — 68 years later

The National D-Day Memorial is set to honor a sailor today who died 68 years ago this day on Omaha Beach -- but whose death ...
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